ILION – Robert “Bob” J. Smithson, age 80, of Ilion, passed away peacefully, on Saturday, December 19, 2020, at St. Luke’s Hospital, New Hartford. In keeping with the family’s wishes, there will be no scheduled calling hours or services at this time, due to the current extreme COVID health risks. Anyone wishing to share a memory of Bob, or add to his online memorial, may go to www.applegateandday.com. Please omit flowers. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to the Ilion Ambulance Fund, Central Fire Station, Ilion, NY 13357. Thank you. Bob’s family has entrusted his arrangements to their Family Funeral Director and long time friend, Don Applegate, at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home’s original location, at 102 West St., Ilion, NY 13357 (315-895-7722).